Buying a home is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. It can also be a long and complex journey. Sometimes it can even be confusing with all of the different terms and financial hoops to jump through. That’s why we’re focused on helping home buyers understand the home buying process.

Whether you’re heading into the buying process for the first time or are a repeat buyer, this latest YouTube series, The Home Buying Process from A-Z, is designed to answer many of the common questions we hear: “Should I rent or buy?” “How big of a house can I afford?” “How do I choose the right home?” “What’s the difference between pre-approved and pre-qualified?” and more. The main theme we continue to hear is home buyers wish they knew more before they started looking at homes. With that in mind, the series will cover a broad range of topics.

Are you a first time home buyer? With so many choices to make and rising home prices, entering the market can feel especially intimidating, so preparation is crucial.

That identifying needs versus wants is a critical starting point. Utilizing features such as a mortgage calculator and finding the right realtor are key steps in helping you start your journey and ultimately finding a great home.

Our First Time Home Buyer Resource Center also provides useful guides that will help you ace your home buying adventure. Check out secrets from industry professionals to land a loan and find your dream home. Sift through the myths and truths about buying your first home so you know what to expect at every stage.

Even if you’ve bought a home before, preparing for the home buying journey is an extensive undertaking. These resources serve as a great starting point if it’s your first time or a helpful refresher in case things have changed since you bought your last home.

We’ve put a lot of time and effort into finding experts who can help explain the process from an unbiased standpoint and help you make an educated decision when buying your home. Our resources tap the expertise of real estate professionals, loan officers, product managers, and even people who’ve been in a number of real estate markets for decades — all sharing their knowledge with you. Happy home buying!

 

Nathaniel Fremd is a senior marketing manager at realtor.com and a writer for the Home Made Blog.